A Sturgeon Bay west waterfront redevelopment proposal is moving forward after it was revised by Northpointe Development of Oshkosh. The Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission this week unanimously approved the addition of 12 more units for an apartment complex that would now house 52 apartments. Mayor David Ward, who also chairs the Plan Commission, says the revision was made because some of the county’s Economic Development Business Loan and Grant Program funds that are being closed out were not eligible for new housing.
Ward adds that the development is important because it will help pay off bonds in the TID (Tax Incremental District) and allow for other west waterfront projects in the future. The four-story project would have market-rate apartments which will result in a higher evaluation, according to Ward. The project, which would be built on a smaller parcel of land farther away from the Ordinary High Water Mark that prevented past private developments. The recommendation will now go to the Sturgeon Bay Common Council for final approval.